Permanent Makeup is a sophisticated process of inserting pigment permanently into the skin. Procedures include the eyebrows, eyeliner and lash enhancement.
Permanent Make-up, or Micro-pigmentation, is an excellent way to enhance beauty and correct problems. Permanent Make-up can restore or correct the shape of unflattering or missing eyebrows, accentuate eyes, correct lip asymmetries and enhance shape, camouflage and re-pigment scars and restore areolas. Your morning routine is effortless when you wake up made up!
Permanent Make-up is based on the same principle as tattooing with a few important differences. Pigment is deposited under the skin to give long lasting color. At About Face we use incorporate the use of a state of the art machine with a one-time use cartridge system and a hand tool method allowing us the most customized outcome. It is much less invasive to the skin and is more comfortable during the procedure. There is very little if any downtime after each procedure.
Permanent Makeup Pricing
- Permanent EyeBrows ~ $595 Reg Promo Rate $400 (Limited Time Only)
- Permanent EyeLiner Upper ~ $450 Reg Promo Rate $250 (Limited Time Only)
- Permanent EyeLiner Lower ~ $250 Reg Promo Rate $150 (Limited Time Only)
- Permanent EyeLiner Upper & Lower ~ $595 Reg Promo Rate $395 (Limited Time Only)
- Permanent EyeLash Enhancement ~ $325 Reg Promo Rate $225 (Limited Time Only)
Frequently Asked Questions for Permanent Make-up
1. Who can benefit from permanent cosmetics?
Anyone who wishes to look their best effortlessly! Permanent make-up is perfect for busy people who want to save time from the morning make-up routine. Active people who don’t want their make up to come off during exercise or water related activities. People who find their make-up smears during the day due to oily skin or watery or sensitive eyes, have sparse eyelashes, or who just aren’t good at applying their own make-up. Alopecia sufferers can benefit greatly from permanent eyebrow and lash line enhancement. Anyone with surgical or other scars, and mastectomy patients who need areola restoration.
2. What to Expect?
During a consultation, your medical history, design and color goals are addressed. Your permanent cosmetic procedure is a safe process conducted by a well-trained technician that follows the strictest OSHA sanitation and sterilization guidelines
Immediately following your procedure your color will appear darker. In the following 1-3 weeks your skin will exfoliate about 20-30% of the color, (sometimes more depending on your skin type). You must follow the after care directions so that your permanent cosmetic design can properly heal. At approximately one month after your procedure you will have a touch up visit. Color and design adjustments can be made at this time. This touch up visit is very important and required before it can be determined that your procedure is complete.
3. Is it Painful?
At About Face we use the most advanced topical numbing and anti-inflammatory agents, which control discomfort and inflammation to make your experience comfortable and minimize downtime. For eyeliner, eyebrow and scar re-pigmentation, most clients report not pain but vibration and pressure sensations. Everyone’s pain threshold is different, the majority of clients report no pain at all, but at most, clients report only mild to moderate discomfort.
4. What is the recovery time?
Clients leave our office looking as if they have had make-up done, with minimal inflammation at the site. Eyeliner clients may have mild soreness lasting up to 24 hours. Brow clients may have a little exfoliating skin for a few days with no swelling. Lip clients may have a little swelling immediately after the procedure, tenderness for one or two days with peeling skin for 4-5 days. The color will appear more intense immediately after treatment as the pigment in the superficial layers will exfoliate off. Four to six weeks is allowed before the follow up visit.
5. How long does it take?
About one to two hours depending on the area. The procedures themselves do not take long but we leave plenty of time for consultation and the application of numbing agents. Each procedure is done in two visits. We allow the skin to go through its’ natural skin cell turnover and exfoliation process for about a month and then do a follow up treatment. This allows for any changes or additions, as we treat conservatively on the first visit. The additional layer of pigment on the second visit reduces fading and helps the colors to remain true.
6. How “Permanent” is Permanent Makeup?
Permanent Cosmetics is applied with the intention of permanency. Factors including sun exposure, medications, skin care products, and the skins ability to hold color will affect the color of your design.
Some fading may occur and clients may choose to return for a color touch up within 2-5years. Generally speaking, the lighter the color the quicker it fades. However, that certainly isn’t a reason to have a really dark, stenciled look applied to your brows! A “natural look” approach is best.
7. Who Can’t have Permanent Makeup?
Although most people can have permanent makeup, if your taking certain blood thinning medications, aspirin, take vitamins A, E, or fish oil, use Latisse or other eyelash/eyebrow growth products( stop 2 weeks prior), drink alcohol (including wine), you will be asked to refrain from these for a few days prior the procedure.
You should also stop use of Retin-A and glycolics a couple days in advance.
For certain types of glaucoma and other eye issues it’s always best to ask your doctor.
If you’ve had a shingle outbreak in the area of the procedure it is advised not to have the procedure.
Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers need to wait to have permanent makeup until finished.
Accutane users must wait 6mo – 1 year after stopping before they can have permanent makeup.
* Never stop medications unless indicated by your doctor.
8. How is color and shape decided on?
We ask you to wear your make-up the way you normally do, even if you don’t like it and to bring your make-up color in. This gives the permanent make-up artist a starting point. You will work closely with the permanent make-up artist to determine your preferences. Then your make-up is removed and reapplied by your permanent make-up artist with her recommendations for your approval. Your permanent make-up artist is knowledgeable in the ideals of aesthetic beauty and can recommend the most flattering application to enhance your natural beauty based on your bone structure, complexion, lifestyle and personal preferences.
• If you are planning either an eyeliner or eyelash enhancement procedure and are a contact lens user, please wear or bring your lenses/eye glasses to all appointments.
• Do not wear contact lenses during any procedure involving your eye(s).
• It is recommended to have a driver available or “on-call” to drive you home following a procedure involving your eye(s).
• Do not schedule an appointment prior to major events, such as a vacation, wedding, social outing, etc. as you will have to wear an aftercare ointment on your procedure site(s) for one week following the procedure(s).
• If you are planning a lip color procedure and have ever experienced a cold sore, even one time in your life, it is recommended you obtain a prescribed anti-viral medication (Valtrex). The medication must be taken two days prior to the procedure. Even if you have never experienced a cold sore during your lifetime, it is recommended that you obtain an anti-viral medication (Valtrex) to be on the safe side.
• If you are required to take antibiotic medication prior to seeing your dentist, you will need to take antibiotic medication prior to having your procedure done.
• It is necessary to be off of Accutane for one year, prior to all procedures. It is necessary to be off Retin A or Renova for 30 days, prior to a procedure.
• Try to avoid aspirin products for 7 days prior to all procedures unless medically necessary. Tylenol is okay.
• Try to avoid Vitamin E and Niacin for two weeks prior to all procedures unless medically necessary.
• Avoid alcohol the night before all procedures.
Eyelash Enhancement, Eyeliner
Usually, eyes are most swollen the morning after the procedure as gravity takes over during the night. (Also, during the evening you may soil your pillow with residual eyeliner pigment.) However, upon waking the morning after the procedure, and with normal activity, eyes become much less swollen within a few hours. It is important to keep your eyes moist at all times with the aftercare ointment. It is best to apply the ointment approximately 2-3 times a day for 5-7 days. Use a fresh Q-tip with each application of ointment. Do not pick at the eyeliner if you notice a little lifting of color. Let it fall off naturally. Do not wear contact lenses for at least 48 hours following the procedure, however, technically, your eye doctor should advise you as to when you may resume contact lens use. Do wear sunglasses when in the sun in order to protect the fresh color for the first two weeks. Stay out of sun, pools, hot tubs and all creams around the eye for two weeks. Do not use any eye makeup for one week, and then please use a fresh tube of mascara. If there are any other concerns or questions during the healing period, call Lynn Duncan at (262) 470-0077.
Eyebrows will not appear swollen, however, they will be tender for a few days. You may also notice that the eyebrow shape will fluctuate during the first two weeks of healing. The color will be much darker initially and will also soften/lighten during the first two weeks, sometimes up to 50% lighter. You will need to apply an aftercare ointment to your eyebrows approximately 2-3 times a day for 7 days. Use a fresh Q-tip with each application. Do not wear any makeup over your eyebrows for 5 days. Do not pick at the eyebrows if you notice a little lifting of color. Let it fall off naturally. Stay out of the sun, pools, hot tubs and avoid direct water pressure. Refrain from electrolysis for at least 2 weeks following an eyebrow procedure. Eyebrows are always darker immediately after the procedure. Within the first two weeks, the color becomes much softer and more natural as it blends with your body chemistry.
Apply aftercare ointment to the pigmented areola approximately 2-3 times a day for 7 days. Starting on the second day, it is best to sleep at night without a bra so that the air can help heal the procedure site(s). Try to avoid rubbing the area and do not pick at it. Shower with the shower head to your back rather than your front.